Novak Djokovic enjoyed a rousing reception on a winning return to the Australian Open and Andy Murray rolled back the years to stun Matteo Berrettini in a classic.
Alexander Zverev has not played since June after undergoing surgery to fix damaged ankle ligaments following an injury he suffered during his French Open semi-final against Rafa Nadal.
Tennis star Rafael Nadal will face third-seeded Alexander Zverev in the semifinals after beating the world's number one Novak Djokovic in four sets, a contest that lasted over four hours.
The 19-year-old Spaniard reached his second Association of Tennis Professionals Masters final in five weeks and claimed his first win over a reigning world number one, overcoming Djokovic in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Caja Magica.
Alexander Zverev came perilously close to hitting umpire Alessandro Germani when he repeatedly assaulted the umpire's chair with his racquet after losing a doubles match.
Alexander Zverev wins his fifth career title at the Masters 1000 level with a dominant 6-2, 6-3 victory over Andrey Rublev in Cincinnati, while Ash Barty was similarly impressive in winning her fifth title of the season.
Alexander Zverev said he had begun to feel his stomach trouble coming on in the second set, and he was seen briefly by a doctor who gave him some tablets in the third.
Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the Madrid Open quarter-finals stage 6-4 6-4 by German Alex Zverev, leaving his No. 2 rank to Daniil Medvedev in the ATP rankings.
In her first match since winning the Australian Open, women's world number two Naomi Osaka beat Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.
The Austrian finally cracked the big time when he produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win at Flushing Meadow.
Austria's Dominic Thiem finally claims his maiden Grand Slam title with a stunning comeback to beat Germany's Alexander Zverev in a nerve-jangling battle of wills in the US Open final.
Murray wore a coronavirus-conscious mask on his way to the unusual, no-spectators setting and avoided handshakes when he left. In between, the three-time Grand Slam champion offered his usual mix of hustling and muttering.
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